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Thursday, December 12, 2019
CONTACT:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
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School Board Approves Contracts for Three GOB Projects Valued at $14 Million, Small Business and Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise Goals Met or Exceeded

The Miami-Dade School Board approved the commissioning of architects and construction awards related to General Obligation Bond (GOB) projects valued at approximately $14 million, at its regular monthly meeting yesterday.

Voters overwhelmingly approved the GOB in 2012 to renovate, remodel and replace schools; expand student capacity; enhance safety; and provide technology upgrades. The following are details of the projects: 

Hialeah Middle School – the proposed scope of work includes, but is not limited to new physical education shelter; repair eight existing basketball standards goals and backboards; replace rims and nets; re-surface, coat and re-stripe basketball courts; exterior and interior painting; replace selected heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment; remodel selected restrooms into new ADA-compliant restrooms; replace electric water cooler (EWC) in auditorium lobby with new High-Low EWC with bottle filler; replace selected stairway guard railing at four exit stairs; refurbish auditorium seating; provide auditorium seating with aisle lighting; replace selected lighting; re-surface and re-stripe existing parking lot; and selected electrical upgrades.

Total project allocation - $ 6.4 million (Partial GOB funding) Completion – July 2022

Total Sub-Consultant S/MBE Participation: 43.0 percent

Total Sub- Consultant M/WBE Participation : 39.0 percent 

George Washington Carver Middle School – the proposed scope of work includes, but is not limited to the remodel/renovation of selected restrooms and replacement of selected lighting; new ADA compliant restroom; replacement of entire fire alarm system; replacement of selected HVAC equipment; upgrade selected Energy Management System (EMS) equipment; remove all lockers in exterior corridors; selective exterior paint; selected kitchen equipment upgrades; selected plumbing upgrades, miscellaneous improvements throughout.  

Total project allocation - $ 4.8 million              Completion – March 2022

Total Sub-Consultant S/MBE Participation: 34.5 percent

Total Sub- Consultant M/WBE Participation : 4.5 percent 

John F. Kennedy Middle School – the proposed scope of work includes, but is not limited to new entry feature; new exterior windows/storefronts; new HVAC system and associated electrical and plumbing work; new lighting, selective new flooring and ceilings at classrooms/labs including the media center; construction of a 1- hour fire-rated corridor partition including new fire rated corridor doors and new flooring, walls and ceilings at corridor; resurfacing of basketball courts as well as other miscellaneous upgrades throughout. 

Total project allocation - $ 2.8 million Completion – August 2020

Total Sub-Consultant S/MBE Participation: 22.7 percent

Total Sub- Consultant M/WBE Participation: 19.9 percent 

All scope shall include related repairs to civil, structural, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and finishes as required and in compliance with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) Design Standards.

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